Church of England: The Hoxne Benefice serves Athelington, Denham, Horham, Hoxne, Redlingfield, Syleham and Wingfield. Pdfs of the Hoxne Benefice newsletters are available here they include details of church services. The November 2014 Statement of Significance about the church is available here.
Redlingfield church services: Second Sunday of the month Holy Communion 9.30am.
Online Services: Every Saturday and Sunday: Morning Prayer on facebook.com/WingfieldChurch, 8am. Every Friday: Compline on Zoom at 6pm. Sunday 16th January and 20th February, 6pm, Evensong on Zoom. For an invitation to Zoom services, please email email@example.com Some church services also live streamed/uploaded to facebook.com/WingfieldChurch.
An important announcement from the diocese:The Right Rev'd Martin Seeley, the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, would like to advise that as there have been no expressions of interest for the post of Priest in Charge from two rounds of advertising, and following discussion and the agreement of representatives from all the parishes in the benefice, he is delighted to announce the appointment of The Rev'd Eleanor Goodison as SSM interim Priest in Charge in the benefice of Athelington, Denham, Horham, Hoxne, Redlingfield, Syleham and Wingfield. Eleanor has agreed to do this for an initial period of two years. Bishop Martin and Archdeacon Jeanette are very grateful to Eleanor for the support she has given the benefice so far in the vacancy and for stepping into this new role. This opens up new opportunities for the benefice for mission and outreach and together you can look forward to the future with excitement at what God is going to do. Details of the licensing will follow once arrangements have been agreed.
The Bishop would like to thank the parish representatives and all those involved in the vacancy process, and he assures you of his prayers. Please pray for Eleanor as she prepares for her move into this new role.
Online giving: Our churches rely on donations from parishioners to fund our work. If you are able to contribute, the Hoxne benefice is now offering an easy option of online giving with a debit or credit card. This is suitable for weekly or occasional giving. To use this option, go to your parish’s page on achurchnearyou.com where you will see a ‘Donate’ button that takes you to the site where you can enter your details. It’s very easy to do. Any support that you may be able to give is most gratefully appreciated.
Can you help keep our churches clean? As our churches are gradually opened up – for private prayer, for weddings and funerals, and for services – we need to keep them as clean as we can. This does not mean men in protective suits with disinfectant “fogging” sprays (unless someone with Covid 19 turns out to have been in a church). But it does mean a high standard of general cleanliness. Much of the cleaning in our churches is normally done by volunteers who fall into an ‘at risk’ group for the virus and should not be asked to clean at this time. So we need more people to lend a hand. Could you help? You should be under the age of 70 and in good health. All that is required is ordinary cleaning, without harsh chemicals. Masks can be provided. If you are willing, please get in touch with your local church contact or with Revd Eleanor.
Support: Your churchwardens are available locally but If you need further help or just want to chat, please contact any member of the clergy:
Revd Eleanor: firstname.lastname@example.org; 07876 143579
Revd John: email@example.com; 07876 507288
Revd Eleanor Goodison
Priest in Charge, Hoxne Benefice
Tel: 07876 143579